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The Phoenix Suns signed center Earl Barron to a 10-day contract Saturday. The 7-foot Barron has appeared in six games this season for the Suns, averaging 3.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 13.7 minutes. He had 10 points and 13 rebounds in 24 minutes at Houston on Oct. 13. USA Today Sports

Barron's agent, Andre Buck, said Barron will join the Suns for Saturday's game at Chicago, where new acquisitions Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton also are expected to join the team. Arizona Republic

February 20, 2015 Updates
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Marc J. Spears: Bakersfield center Earl Barron is signing with Shanxi in China, a source told Yahoo. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA center Earl Barron's hope is to sign with an NBA team after his season is over with China Shanxi. He could be back as late as 3/15. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

January 26, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Hearing Earl Barron, who played so well at @nbadleague Showcase, has been offered China deal too good to pass as he awaits next NBA chance. Leaving Bakersfield Jam for China would afford Earl Barron time to come back after Chinese playoffs to resume search for another NBA gig. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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Shavlik Randolph received his salary guarantee from the Suns in July. On Saturday, Randolph likely received his opening night roster guarantee. The Suns waived center Earl Barron, a non-guaranteed training camp invitee who lasted the entire preseason in pushing Randolph for a spot. The Suns were carrying 16 players on the preseason roster, requiring one cut before Monday's regular-season roster deadline. Arizona Republic

October 17, 2014 Updates
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This is what has given Earl Barron a chance to make the regular-season roster despite the Suns already having 15 guaranteed contracts. After getting 13 rebounds in 24 minutes at Houston, Barron has been the preseason's top Suns rebounder. The 33-year-old journeyman, who started six games for Phoenix in 2010 while Robin Lopez was hurt, has a reliable mid-range shot, too. He could be competing for a 15-man roster spot with Shavlik Randolph, who has a guaranteed $1.23 million salary. Arizona Republic

October 15, 2014 Updates
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The Phoenix Suns signed center Earl Barron and rookies Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson on Friday, giving them 18 players on the roster. The 33-year-old Barron played 12 games for the Suns in 2010-11 and last appeared in the NBA with New York in 2012-13. He has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 124 games in seven seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington. USA Today Sports

August 26, 2014 Updates

Casey Prather was a role player for three years at Florida before becoming a Wooden All-American as a senior. Going undrafted would not necessarily seem to be the end of his NBA hopes either. Prather and NBA veteran man big man Earl Barron have accepted invitations to join the Suns training camp on non-guaranteed contracts. The Suns have 13 guaranteed contracts without the Eric Bledsoe situation being resolved and can carry up to 15 players on the regular-season roster. Training camp opens in Flagstaff on Sept. 30. Arizona Republic

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Power forward Ike Diogu, who was among the Knicks’ final cuts in training camp in October, could be re-signed. But the Knicks likely would have to cut Chris Smith - J.R.’s brother - to free up a spot on the 15-man roster. Earl Barron, who appeared in one game for the Knicks last season, also is a free agent after recently leaving his team in China. New York Daily News

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